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peer

n. an equal. A "jury of one's peers," to which criminal defendants are constitutionally entitled, means an impartial group of citizens from the judicial district (e.g. county) in which the defendant lives. It does not mean a jury ethnically, educationally, economically, or sexually the same as the defendant, although, in some jurisdictions attempts are made to meet those criteria. (See: jury of one's peers)

peer

noun associate, coequal, companion, compeer, competitor, comrade, contemporary, contender, corrival, equal, equivalent, fellow, likeness, match, mate, opposite number, par, parallel, rival
See also: contributor, copartner, delve, spy

peer

originally a person with a right to be summoned to Parliament and a hereditary right for his heirs to be so summoned, now created by letters-patent. Disputes as to entitlement are made to the House of Lords on the advice of the Committee for Privileges. The order of precedence is dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts and barons. As a result of reforms to the House of Lords in 1999 there are only 92 hereditary peers remaining pending further reform.

PEER. Equal. A man's peers are his equals. A man is to be tried by his peers.
     2. In England and some other countries, this is a title of nobility; as, peers of the realm. In the United States, this equality is not so much political as civil. A man who is not a citizen, is nevertheless to be tried by citizens.

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We will see some more Access Power Peering dynamics with the Comcast-Level 3-Netflix dispute discussed next.
Case study: Comcast-Akamai-Limelight and Paid Peering
Akamai was purchasing Paid Peering from Comcast and enjoying low-latency high-capacity access to Comcast customers.
As a result of this context, Limelight has to purchase Paid Peering from Comcast (Figure 9).
From a practical perspective, if you are paid to deliver video to Comcast customers, there is no choice but to purchase Paid Peering from Comcast.
As shown in Figure 9, most of the '$' symbols are on Comcast's side, so as Netflix traffic grew, so did the Paid Peering fees paid to Comcast.
Level 3, since they have a "peering" relationship with Comcast, informs Comcast that there will need to be some additional interconnect capacity.